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View synonyms for cannikin

cannikin

or can·i·kin

[ kan-i-kin ]

noun

  1. a small can or drinking cup.
  2. a small wooden bucket.


cannikin

/ ˈkænɪkɪn /

noun

  1. a small can, esp one used as a drinking vessel


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cannikin1

First recorded in 1560–70; from Middle Dutch cannekijn “little can,” equivalent to Middle Dutch canne “can” ( Dutch kanne ) ( can 2 ) + -kijn, a diminutive suffix; -kin
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cannikin1

C16: from Middle Dutch kanneken; see can ², -kin
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Example Sentences

He did not cease smoking for a moment, unless it was to drink from a cannikin of brandy placed before him.

With the "kid," a. little tin cannikin was passed down with molasses.

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